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Author QuotedRainer Maria Rilke
Title QuotedLetters to a Young Poet
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/03/03
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1929I
QuotationToday, warm, grey, went down early for Mass, took a hot bath in the infirmary and got into secular clothes to go to town for back X-rays. (Hand has been numb for some time.) At the U[niversity] of L[ouisville] library was really moved by parts of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet (they certainly complete and deepen some of the things said about love - and criticized - in the Duino Elegies).
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 24
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